Meet Our team

Here at Medina UMC, we have assembled a team of the greatest leaders we could find! Below is some information on them and ways to contact them!

Tal Lewis

Having returned to Medina UMC for a second term on staff, my main responsibilities center around preaching, teaching and administration.  With my down time I enjoy camping, disc-golf and just being outdoors.  

Dawan Buie

I am here to help you get involved in our missions / community services, and small groups ministries. I also oversee our confirmation class and am here to talk with you about your future in service to our world within, and outside of our church!

Jesse Reznik

Director of Connection and Care
See me in the Ministry office for Care concerns for you or your family.  Looking to "Connect" with the church or become a member?  Drop me a line to learn more!  You can also see the "Connection Table" in the lobby to learn more about current events.

Judy Gorsek

Dir. of Medina Weekly Preschool
 I have a passion for administration because it offers me the ability to make a larger impact on families, staff, and children and feels blessed to have this opportunity to reach out to Medina Weekday’s 200 families.

Connor English

Student Ministries Coordinator
We have been serving at Medina UMC since November 2019.  My fiancé Ashlynn and I lead our middle and high school students with a team of the most amazing volunteers! My biggest motivator is helping teens through the difficulties of life and introducing them into relationships with Christ.

Deanne Donoughe

Church and Financial Secretary
What do I do, where should I begin!  Greeting visitors, answering phone calls, and assisting our community members in need with resources to help them through tough times.  I also help our staff get prepared for Sunday worship.

Brett Rabung

Praise and Worship Leader
Hi, I'm Brett!  Having served as the leader of the MUMC Praise Team since … well for a long, long time! I love leading our congregation in Praise and worship!  Come and sing along with us on Sunday mornings for worship at 9:30am. Hope to see you there!  

Mike McClintock

Director of Music Ministries 
That's me, in the black shirt, leading the Cantata!  I lead the music ministry of Medina UMC from choir to cantata! We are always in search of musicians to join our choir, bell choir, orchestras, or special music.  Contact me in the ministry office or through email!

Patty Neidert

Dir. Children / Family Ministries
I have been serving in Children’s Ministry for over twenty-four years and serving in Medina since 2019.  The joy of seeing students mature in Christ and become all that God has intended them to be, is what inspires me most about ministry.

Judy Robinson

Office Manager
My main role is to fulfill general office duties and provide support for each staff member and the congregation.  Truth be told, I provide delicious snacks for the staff and keep everyone in line!!!  

Elaine Stone

Organist and Pianist
I play organ for our traditional worship services (8:15 and 11:00 AM), all special services held throughout the year, funerals and weddings.  I also accompany the Chancel Choir, the Cantata Choirs, and summer soloists.

Terri Barco

As church treasurer, I am responsible for paying the church bills and staff payroll.  In addition to that I also prepare the monthly financial statements.